Hi, it’s Olivia from OMG here! With the elections finally over and an obvious mountain to climb in our efforts to help save the environment for future generations, it has become clear that now more than ever, we all need to roll up our sleeves and start getting involved. That is why as I sat down to write this article about climate change, I decided … Continue reading Global Call to Youth Around the World to Join P.O.P.
ENVIRONMENT More than 170 countries have agreed to limit emissions of key pollutants found in air conditioners, a significant step in the effort to keep climate change from reaching catastrophic levels. (Time) How do greenhouse gases cause atmospheric warming? Use our activity to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas More than 170 nations … Continue reading What Makes the Kigali Agreement so ‘Monumental’ for Climate Change?
ENVIRONMENT The Paris Climate Conference starts this week. Do you know the difference between climate change and global warming? (BBC) Take our quizzes to see if you can spell out the A to Z of climate change. Warm up to climate change with this easy quiz, or get ready to go to Paris with this (very!) difficult one. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list … Continue reading Global Warming Glossary
ENVIRONMENT A new map from Climate Central shows how water will flow into hundreds of U.S. cities under the best and worst global warming scenarios. (Wired) Watch our video to better understand sea level rise, and why polar ice caps matter to tropical coasts. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The intriguing and terrifying scenarios … Continue reading See How Sea-Level Rise Might Drown Some Cities
GEOGRAPHY While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, President Obama referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about the “Twilight of the Arctic Ice” with our beautiful map. (Download the full-size version here.) Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Note: Current Event Connections … Continue reading Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Arctic Atlas